Kevin at Creative Mellen has a great tradition of getting new cards at the beginning of each new year. This year we got the chance to collaborate with him on his newest business cards.
After testing a few different paper stocks, Kevin’s design was printed on double thick cotton paper, measuring almost an 1/8″ thick. With two ink colors, plus a blind impression on both sides, the cards ran through the press six times before they were finished. The double thick paper lends well to a nice deep impression on the cards.
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I’ve posted about our past holiday cards before (see here) but I’m sharing them again because they are a winner at the American Advertising Awards ceremony for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City chapter!
I wasn’t able to attend the ceremony like last year, but I heard it was a great time and I was crazy excited to learn these had won an award!
Recently we worked with Aubrey at Bride Meets Wedding (a great local resource for engaged couples) on some custom letterpress coasters. She was heading to the Corridor Women Entrepreneur Showcase in Iowa City and wanted to have these as a little takeaway from her booth.
Custom coasters are available in 3.5″ or 4″ square or round. We opted for the 4″ round coasters, with a warm gray to match her branding.
Macy Marie Photography captured a few of these little guys out in the wild at the event. I love the mint ribbon Aubrey added to the coasters!
Outside of my love of letterpress, John and I both have a few other hobbies that keep us busy. He got his private pilot’s license last summer and loves anything aviation (my Instagram feed has quite a few photos from our adventures).
Now that we’re finally out of the crazy cold and snow that winter brought us, we’ve taken a few flights this spring. I bought a new camera for the shop and thought our last flight would be a good opportunity to try it out. It’s still quite brown across the state, but I’m looking forward to seeing all the green from the air.
We rent a small plane from the local airport and generally land in other small towns across Iowa. Its fascinating to see how the seasons change from the air and to have the chance to visit little gems across the midwest. We’ve visited the home of 2013 Iowa Pork Producers Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin winner in Mt. Pleasant and stopped in to both of our families via plane. Now I just need to start a list of print shops to visit across the Midwest!